Governing Vessel 18, Abbreviated as GV 18, also known as DU 18, Transliterated Qiangjian in Chinese, Rigid Space in English.
GV 18 Acupuncture Point Location:
On the head, 4.0 cun directly above the midpoint of the posterior hairline, 1.5 cun above GV 17.
GV 18 Acupuncture Point Indications:
- Headache, vertigo
- Manic psychosis, epilepsy
- Apoplexy, hemiplegia
GV 18 Acupuncture Point Benefits:
Regulates the Liver, dispels Wind, calms the Shen, alleviates pain.